Blue Star Memorial Marker, 2015 Memorial Day Celebration

Bar Harbor Garden Club

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The Bar Harbor Garden Club honors our Veterans by placing a wreath on the Blue Star Memorial Marker each Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day.

The ‘Blue Star Memorial Program’ began in 1944 with the planting of Dogwood trees as a living memorial to Veterans of World War II.  In 2014, our Club planted a Pagoda Dogwood tree here, and another will be planted here this year in remembrance of all those who have served, or are serving our Country and protecting our Freedoms.  We plan on planting one more tree here in 2016. You can learn more about the Blue Star Memorial Program at the Garden Club Federation Of Maine website.

Directions from Ellsworth to the Blue Star Memorial Marker:  Follow route ME-3 East thru Ellsworth and Trenton for 9.4 miles.  At the head of Mount Desert Island, go slightly left to stay on ME-3 for about 1/3 of a mile.  The memorial marker is located on the right side of the road, and directly across from some very yellow cottages.Blue-Star-Marker-02

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